With Atul Kapur, co-founder and Chief Investment Officer, Everstone Group
Having seen the rise of private equity in India over the last decade, Atul Kapur will take us through the onward journey of this asset class in the post-pandemic world. How will Everstone – best known for its platform approach, value-add strategy and buyouts approach – navigate its operations across PE, VC, real estate and infrastructure following the changes brought about by the pandemic? This chat will also seek to explore the underlying strong fundamentals that led to a 38% rise in PE investments in India to a record $62.2 billion in the Covid year of 2020 even though the exit record continued to be lacklustre.
The Everstone co-founder will also share insights on how locally-grown PE firms can compete and differentiate themselves from the new class of investors like pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, specialised secondary funds, global buyout funds and strategics. The Singapore-based PE firm is seeking to raise as much as $950 million for its fourth fund that will back companies in India and Southeast Asia. Everstone manages more than $5 billion across private equity, real estate, green infrastructure and venture capital funds. Everstone has also launched a dedicated credit fund.